-The Esquire 100 - Alex Hirschi
Esquire’s resident motoring columnist picks out her current favourite wheels…
W Motors Fenyr SuperSport
The newest model to come from the Dubai-based company is described as a ‘hypercar that you can use every day’ (and we all know there’s only one place in the world that someone would actually use a hypercar for the run to Spinney’s…). To be fair, it’s much more of a practical drive than its older brother, the Lykan HyperSport, which is a AED12.4 million car that has a hologram in the centre console and diamonds in the headlights. The Fenyr goes for a more reasonable AED5.9 million with 800hp.
Nissan Limited Edition GTR50
Italian design house Italdesign was given permission by Nissan to design an updated version of the GTR, and this is the result. I’ve never experienced a car that divides opinion quite so much. Capped at 50 pieces, each car will be unique. Basically, if someone orders one in all-black, then no other buyer will be offered the same option. But, as many have pointed out,
AED3.7 million is fairly hefty price tag for a Nissan.
This car is so extraordinary in its design and has such a presence that you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a concept car, but when the naturally aspirated V12 roars to life, you realise it’s anything but. Buyers go through a full-body 3D scan so the manufacturer can mould the car’s interior to exactly their measurements. You’d kind of expect that level of customisation, given that the titanium exhaust tips alone cost way more than the average daily drive, at AED260,000! If you feel like you need more than custom exhaust tips, you’re looking at dropping AED10.3 million.
Many of the cars closest to my heart are cutting edge, new cars, but I can’t forget about the Huracán; it’s still one of my favourites. The design is so aggressive and the exhaust note remains one of the most entertaining I’ve heard.
Bugatti L’Or Blanc
This one-off Bugatti is a work of art. So rarely seen in public,
a glimpse of it could be mistaken for a mirage. Being given the keys is like being handed the Mona Lisa—the exhilaration of having it in your hands tempered by the realisation you’ve just taken on a multi-million-dollar responsibility. As the only car in the world that has porcelain pieces inside and outside of the car, you know that you’re in for something very special.